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Co-operatives UK

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Co-operatives UK is the national body that campaigns for co-operation and works to promote, develop and unite co-operative enterprises.

We have a unique role as an apex association for co-operatives. We aim to bring together all those with a passion and interest in co-operative action.

We work to promote the co-operative alternative across many sectors of the economy from high street consumer-owned co-operatives to pubs and football clubs, healthcare to agriculture, credit unions to community owned shops.

Together the co-operative economy is worth some £37 billion and the number of co-operative memberships is 15 million. Co-operatives are the largest membership movement in the country.

Co-operatives UK is headed up by its Secretary General, Ed Mayo. To read more about him on Wikipedia click here and for a full staff list click here. To see our current model rules, please click here.

For more about co-operatives on Wikipedia click here - History of the co-operative movement